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Dec 31, 2012 6:00am PST
tragedy of sandy hook elementary, a lot of talk about gun control and what can be done. president obama talking about it publicly and emotionally. here's president obama with david gregory yesterday talking about guns. let's come back and we'll quickly talk about it. >> here's the bottom line. we're not going to get this done unless the american people decide it's important. and so, this is not going to be simply a matter of me spending political capital. with public opinion, there's nothing you can't do, and without public opinion, there's very little you can get done in this town. >> so, i like that because it's a recognition of the facts, which is that politicians tend to be a reactive, rather than a proactive species, even the president of the united states. so, let's talk about his public opinion point. where is public opinion? it's moved a little bit on guns, but how much has it moved? >> marginally. you saw pew had their poll out where it went from like 42% to 49% -- >> in terms of people supporting stricter -- >> right, exactly. >> yeah. >> so, it's marginal in the change,
MSNBC
Dec 31, 2012 12:00pm PST
affected by hurricane sandy. the house is reportedly looking at a plan that would only provide about $27 billion in aid. that's less than half of what the senate passed over the weekend. they went for the $60 billion aid package and certainly things to get done. remember, new year's eve obviously the fiscal cliff deadli deadline. thursday at noon the deadline for the current congress and then they won't have to restart the clock on pending legislation. >> so i know -- >> i'm glad you mentioned that. let's look bigger picture. this is set to be the least productive congress in history. 219 bills in this congress. >> right. >> the next lowest level was 333 bills during the '90s. so tremendously unproductive congress. as you mentioned, the new one will be sworn in and not looking a whole lot different. is this the new normal, the do-nothing congress? >> i think until we can sort of clear out of these fiscal issues, whether that's tonight or tomorrow, whether that's mid march, it is very difficult for other issues to rise to the to because of the nation's fiscal health and the global eco
MSNBC
Dec 28, 2012 6:00am PST
hurricane sandy's recovery effort. will christie who famously declared now is not my time in december, make a presidential bid. watch the garden state if clues. he believes the biggest mistake romney made in 2006 was not trying to seek a second term in massachusetts. trying to avoid that. they believe their best shot at becoming the nominee in 2016 is winning the re-election in new jersey in 2015. we have a gaggle of campaign junkies joining us. stephanie madden, plus crystal, and perry bacon. they'll all be here next. we made a list, checked it twice, and now we're going beyond hillary and jeb. we'll have the politicians to watch in the thew year. you're watching a special edition of "the daily rundown" only on msnbc. every aisle. it only takes a few twists and turns for those bright ideas to make the new year even brighter. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. start fresh and save with hdx 20 gallon totes, a special buy at just $5.88 a piece. [ male announcer ] can a car be built around a state of mind? ♪ announcing the all-new 2013 malibu from chevrolet.
MSNBC
Jan 3, 2013 6:00am PST
pulpit better than anybody to turn up the heat on the house for stalling on more sandy storm relief. and secretary of state hillary clinton is out of the hospital after being treated for a blood clot in her head. we'll have the latest on her condition and what's next as she prepares to leave the obama administration. >>> good morning from washington. it's thursday, january 3rd, 2013. thi this this is the daily rundown, i'm chuck todd. 82 house freshmen and a dozen new senators will be sworn in today as the 113th congress convenes. and the budget fights that the new congress issin herriting look a whole lot like the budget fights this country has been dragged through over the last two years. >>> the 112th congress goes out with quite the bang, if you will. it will adjourn as mathematically the least proddive and least popular congress on record, just about 220 bills passed by the 112th congress signed into law. the last passed 383 bills, before that, 460 bills. the last time the nbc news wall street journal poll measured, it was barely in double digits at 12% for the approval rating. it's
MSNBC
Jan 2, 2013 6:00am PST
superstorm sandy. i'm joined by john yarmouth, a member of the budget committee. congressman, i want to play a little bit more. i was struck by this. i want to play a little bit more of your colleagues reacting to the bill on hurricane sandy relief not being brought up. let's play a little bit more of that. and we'll talk about it. >> i am deeply zpoe lly disappo. speaker. >> to ignore the plight of millions of american citizens, unprecedented, disgusting, unworthy of the leadership of this house. >> absolutely inexcusable, absolutely indefensible. >> i'm usually proud of this house. tonight i am ashamed. shame on you, mr. speaker. >> sort of a rare bit of bipartisanship, there speaker. you had peter king, a republican, eliot dangel there, a democrat. was this a mistake to end the 112th congress on this note? >> well, certainly, i think it would have been much more reasonable to try and pass the relief measure. there was a little bit of technical problem there in that the house was dealing with two separate measures, so there was some question as to whether the senate could get back and they
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